If parenthood is new to you or maybe you are only going to be parent, you probably feel clueless as every other first-time parent. No matter how many book you have read and how many hours you spent researching every baby or perhaps even older child related thing you could possibly think of, the fact is, you have no idea what a crazy, life-changing experience you will face. Also, later in life you will understand how silly some of the first parenting decisions you will had made. Here is a list of most popular foolish decisions parents make to help you avoid it.
Thinking that you will need everything is a mistake
Buying every possible baby item and gadget made is just a waste of money. Many first-time moms are sure they need everything they can find, everything magazines suggests. But that is a simple lie. It is quite probable your little one will not even like those things you bought. Mother with at least a little experience would surely suggest you to buy as little as you can. Trendy gadgets probably are not necessary, there is quite a chance you will not even use them. By the way, remember, after the baby is born, you will know much better what you really need. Do the extra shopping once you and your baby get to know each other a little. There is always some time to go for a little shopping.
Planning is not everything
Do not focus so much to your birth plan. Nothing will go exactly as planned. Maybe it will be even almost opposite of what you have expected. Just look at everything with a more open mind. Perhaps everything will turn out even better or easier. The goal, after all, is to grow a healthy and happy baby. Do not ever let some simple and unimportant things ruin your experience, just because you did not expect them. Look at everything from a little more optimistic perspective. After all, what did you expect? Parenthood is lead with surprises and challenges.
You should now that even though you want to show off what a beautiful creature you have made, there are still some boundaries you must make for hospital and home visitors after the birth. After a (let’s face it) rough delivery, recovering from it and becoming a new mom is already overwhelming enough and you should not worry about the fact that you will need to breastfeed while somebody will be in the room or talk to so many relatives, it is probably too much for you, even if you do not realize it yet. No matter if you are a person who usually loves being surrounded by people, you should consider setting some limits for the number of visitors who come to your home, at least for the few weeks. Also, remember that it is not your main job right now to make sure everyone feels welcome or make sure your house is clean every time someone comes.
After delivery back into the same life
Thinking you will suddenly jump back into my old life after your little one is born is just a big no. You will gain quite some pounds and it is unlikely you will lose those just after delivery. After your child will be born, in a second you will realize you will not have energy to play any kind of sports and you will not have enough time either. Things will surely change after you will become a mom. Just do not put your hands down and make sure you are trying to do some things you wanted, only give a part in your activities for your little one. If you want to lose weight, eating healthy is a must, for both, you and the baby and you can move by going for a walk everyday or going outside to play in the yard. Just try to make it work.